The new Tunusian President Beji Caid Essebsi, who won a victory against the Islamist an-Nahda Movement is reportedly expelled the US Ambassador Jacob Walles from the Presidential Palace
Jacob Walles, the US Ambassador to Tunusia who visited Beji Caid Essebsi, the newly elected President of Tunusia was reportedly expelled from the Presidential Palace after conveying the US government's demand on building a new military base in the country.
Essebsi did not respond President Obama's call
According to Tunusian media, the US President Barrack Obama tried to reach Essebsi via phone but the President did reportedly not respond Obama's call.
US Ambassador's name in the assasination of secularist politican Belaid
US Ambassador Jacob Walles' name was involved in the assasination of Tunusian socialist Chokri Belaid. Belaid had been shot dead outside his home in the capital, Tunis. He was a prominent secular opponent of the moderate Islamist-led government and his murder has sparked protests around the country, with police firing tear gas to disperse angry crowds.
It was alleged by the Tunusian media that the assasinator Kamel Gaghgadhi had meetings with the diplomats in the US Embassy in Tunusia.
Veteran secular politician Beji Caid Essebsi had declared victory against Islamist an-Nahda movement in Tunisia's presidential run-off in 24 December 2014.